HC asks Centre to fix age limit for heads of sports bodies

Cracking down on sports heads who have monopolised sports bodies, the Delhi HC passed an important judgment that fixes the age and tenure limits of such administrators.

New Delhi: The Delhi High Court on Tuesday
directed the Centre to implement its National Sports Policy
under which the upper age limit for the heads of sports
federations has been fixed at 70 years.

A bench headed by Chief Justice Deepak Misra gave the
direction while turning down a plea of five federations
seeking a stay on the government policy.
The Centre had, on May 1, had come out with the
guidelines under which the upper age limit was fixed at 70
years and the head of a sporting body was allowed to continue
on the post for a maximum of three terms.

Challenging the policy, different sporting bodies
had approached the court seeking a restrain on implementation
of the government policy.
The court, however, refused to grant any relief and
declined to stay the government order.